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George Michael Death: Did the Superstar Have HIV/AIDS?

A musical legend, George Michael, has died at the age of 53. His manager told the Hollywood Reporter that he died of heart failure.

The rumors, in part, stem from the fact that Michael dated a man who was HIV positive. In the 1990s, Michael engaged in a relationship with a dress designer named Anselmo Feleppa, who had HIV. A couple of years after meeting, Feleppa passed away from an AIDS-related disease. Michael’s single “Jesus to a Child” is a tribute to the designer.

One of the reasons Michael was afraid to come out as gay stems back to the AIDS scare of the 80’s and 90’s. “Because it’s about family,” he told the BBC, which you can watch in the above video. “In the years when HIV was a killer, any parent of an openly gay person was terrified. I knew my mother well enough that she would spend everyday praying that I didn’t come across that virus. She’d have worried like that.”

Many of Michael’s fans were quick to defend him via Twitter:

Michael was charged with a “lewd act” after being arrested as part of a sting operation in Beverly Hills, which ultimately led him to come out as being gay.

Michael was by himself and an officer observed the “lewd act” and arrested him.

While the officer wouldn’t reveal if Michael had exposed himself, he stated that “he was aware he was being observed. We believe Michael knew there was another individual who has walked into the bathroom and was aware of his presence,” according to Independent.

Though Michael was not the specific target for the sting operation, the investigation was launched after there were reports of “lewd acts” at parks frequented by families and children.

The star pleaded no contest to the charge and was fined $810 and sentenced to 80 hours of community service, The Guardian reported.

After his arrest, he admitted to CNN that he was indeed gay, People reported.

“For some strange reason, my gay life didn’t get easier when I came out. Quite the opposite happened, really,” Michael told the BBC. He continued:

The press seemed to take some delight that I previously had a ‘straight audience,’ and set about trying to destroy that. And I think some men were frustrated that their girlfriends wouldn’t let go of the idea that George Michael just hadn’t found the ‘right girl’ [yet]. Which is still what a lot of my extended family still think!

Michael “passed away peacefully at home,” his publicist told the BBC.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding Michael’s death. Thames Valley Police confirmed an ambulance arrived at his home in Goring, Oxfordshire at 13:42 GMT. While police only said that he died peacefully, Michael faced health scares, including a battle with pneumonia in 2011.

Police later told The Hollywood Reporter that Michael’s death was “unexplained but not suspicious.” Their statement read:

Thames Valley Police were called to a property in Goring-on-Thames shortly before 2pm Christmas Day. Sadly, a 53-year-old man was confirmed deceased at the scene. At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious. A post mortem will be undertaken in due course. There will be no further updates from Thames Valley Police until the post mortem has taken place.

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72 comments

  1. So what if he died of aids? And that would make him bad? Hey he got SONY good maybe they killed him?..at least he has a shot at peace..

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    • I’m guessing that in your world this doesn’t apply, y-n? Romans 1:27 – In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

        • MaxVeritas will have a rude awakening on “Judgement Day” when nothing happens. ;) I’m with you on this one Rick! Scripture gets so old and is a lame excuse for ignorant people to voice their opinions, which nobody cares about. If your not going to say something nice or positive, don’t say anything at all.

          • AS you both say negative things about Christians. Clearly you are not, since you don’t act very nicely and neither is the quoter of scripture for that matter. Telling him to be nice while you aren’t being nice. Ironic

            • @ Bill F. – good point – MaxVeritas, I apologize for my negative comments – I should have kept my mouth shut as well. On another note, how about those Cowboys!!! Everybody have a good day today – over and out – L

          • @Steve – Thanks for rightly using the term judgment. Apart from repentance Laura/Rick will be judged for punishment and Christians will be judged for rewards. Btw, I was also physically healed on the day of my salvation which could easily be upheld legally in court and neither Rick nor Laura can disprove that God was the author of my spiritual and physical healing’s.

      • I pray he repented for his sin because where ever he is now it’s eternally!… People really think after you leave this sinful world that’s it… God is real and so is the Devil and Hell people!!… God Bless!!

      • Romans not only condemns Homosexuality, you criticize what you don’t do…And It is a sin but we are all in need of a savior.

    • Well when you go around sucking on random mens genitals picked up from some sleazy toilet or park, then you are filthy and he was of that ilk. He gave it and he took it. Disgusting.

    • No one dies of AIDS. THey either die of malnutrition or some other disease caused primarily by their lifestyle. There is and never has been an infection called HIV. I repeat it has never ever been proven that such an infection exists. Any doctor who says different is a fking confounded liar! Hundreds of thousands however have been murdered by AZT. These poor people have been killed by the pharmaceutical criminals and the politicians who took bribes from them. All are guilty of genocide. Cancer research UK and the Terence Higgins Trust are also included in this and other quackery. I wouldn’t give those liars and murderers a brown farthing. Oh and quite a few prominent pop stars still make a fortune out of AIDS concerts. You know who you are don’t you EJ? If George was taking medication now called PREPS or PEPS this is what murdered him.

    • people are online upset because ppl say he could’ve had aids. he led a promiscuous lifestyle, slept w/guy who had aids. So why are so many in denial that of course he could have died of aids. I immediately that that.

  2. If his estate admits he died of aids, then anyone who he might have infected has a legal claim.
    Aids is a consensual disease, spread by ignorance and silence.

    It ‘should’ have been eradicated from any ‘responsible and loving’ community.

    • You are an idiot. If only idiots could have been eradicated from every responsible and loving community the world would b much more pleasant.

    • A bit like stupidity, ignorance and intolerance – but hey, we’ve never managed to put an end to those either.

      p.s. people on here REALLY need to differentiate between HIV (just a virus) and AIDS. There’s absolutely no reason why anyone in the Western world need die of AIDS when so much effective HIV treatment is available these days, and any self-respecting doctor will tell you that clinically it’s preferable to have HIV over something unrelentingly progressive such as diabetes.

      • psh, i’d much rather have diabetes than hiv. hell, i have both, and although i have to do less to take care of the hiv, the stigma involved with it takes a bigger toll on my health than anything diabetes related.

        • It still confounds me how easy it was to fool most of the world about the fking fairy tale of HIV and AIDS. You people are supposed to be at least half educated. Now listen up… I wouldn’t believe a fking word that spurts for doctors diarrhoead mouths. They know as much about healing anyone! As my dead granny knows about jogging. Doctors are fking morons who are led by the nose by pharmaceutical companies. They’re told what to prescribe for this and that and one would think they’d at least fking twig on that something was amiss when NO ONE ever gets better!. If George Michael was “diagnosed ” with HIV and given PREPS then he was MURDERED!

  3. Mr. Michael was a great singer; that is undeniable! Statistically speaking though, Mr. Michael COULD have had AIDS. To dismiss the possibility and not even entertain it is just part of the triggered fascist HATE of the “Gasystapo” in full force here on this board. Shame on YOU all, for hiding the FACT that there IS an epidemic of that disease amongst gay men. You should be concerned about that, NOT hiding it behind your goosestepping progressive fascism. Shame on you all.

    • I do not understand who you are angry at. Please explain. I agree that there is no reason to hide or deny if George Michael had AIDS. It is the consequence of his lifestyle.

      But who are the fascist Gasystapo? Is that another term for homophobic?

      • Not angry; actually more “fed-up” with youthfully ignorant progressives who push their anything and everything goes lack of morality (including the forced acceptance OR ELSE, of homosexuality) in our faces; push back is coming against that Gaystapo.

        • I agree that gay people should be more responsible when it comes to HIV/AIDS, but don’t agree that there’s a gay mafia or anything, or at least that every gay person is trying to push an agenda.

      • You are full of bs mate. Poppers are the cause of lung infections mostly in the gay population. Inhaling poppers is deadly. Why do you think they weren’t banned? Because pharmaceutical companies recognise they are a money tree for them. Get it?

  4. Pnuemonia = AIDS. Died of dick overload. Who cares? Did any of you have a conversation with him? Then you didn’t know him. No one will miss any new music so whatevers.

    • I got pneumonia a year ago. I’m female and not gay erm not a drug addict. my immune system wasn’t apparently compromised I just got it it so it is possible to get pneumonia Fiona.

    • Absolutely ridiculous. Some people really shouldn’t be allowed to access the internet and spread such utter nonsense.

      Did any of us have a conversation with him? Yes, many, many times. He had his own demons but he was a fantastically talented musician, and an extremely generous, if albeit introverted, benefactor.

  5. ◦Anal sex is the highest-risk sexual behavior. Receptive anal sex (bottoming) is riskier than insertive anal sex (topping). This is a CDC quote regarding HIV and AIDs in Gay and Bi men. Above Paul Kidd said if you speculate if Michael died as a complication of aids you are a garbage person. You have a seemingly healthy 53 year old man die out of the blue and some fans wonder if it may be aids related me included. He had a relationship with an known AIDS infected man and the speculation is NOT garbage it’s completely reasonable. Making a statement like that is garbage. Paul Kidd is a garbage person.

    • Exactly! He did not look well and we know his history. We also KNOW that his ex partner DIED OF AIDS. So how can you dismiss that may have been an issue for him and why are you all so angry? It seems like it.s angry gay men already infected who are the ones pissed. Stop it! Many Gay men with a partner WITH AIDS, OFTEN have it, as well. Unless the infected is upfront and informs you and you protect. I bet a gazillion dollars they weren.t using protection every time, because they didn.t know. Hell Michael didn.t even know until much later after the guy died.
      But, because many people are saying AIDS is something he had, WHO CARES.. It doesn.t take anything away from him, so calm down. He will always be loved by 80s/90s fans. He could have been having sex with Aliens and he still would have been the most gorgeous man you laid eyes on as well as Uber talented? I was sad that he was slumming in bathrooms and doing crack. But like i said, i didn.t love him any less as a fan.He was a kind hearted person who helped many. And God forgives. It doesn.t mean he.s going to hell just because he was gay. Hell, then we.re all going because of our actions and behavior. He did a lot more for others than most people. He was a precious soul and THAT trumps the other stuff!

  6. Nothing wrong with being curious it came to my mind maybe just maybe? but I don’t feel any different to him or how I feel about his death because he died he is a human being and ok he was gay but also same with this it doesn’t make me dislike him or feel sick. I suppose he never had aids test as he did not want to put unnecessary fear and stress on himself and his loved ones this is ok to .

    • Unless you have PROOF you have NO RIGHT to say he had AIDS as if YOU know he did. YOU DO NOT KNOW HE DID. YOU SPECULATE. THAT IS IT! PATHETIC.

  7. Of course there is going to be rampant speculation as to his death? They left it open to that. Clearly there are shenanigans at play. The LGBT community does not want aids in the news in any way shape or form. There has been a blackout on the word. You don’t die of natural causes at the age of 54. If they are not going to clarify the cause of death, people are going to extrapolate that it could have been aids. This is reasonable based on his lifestyle. The media acts as if aids has been cured and doesn’t even exist? Interesting to say the least.

  8. I’m sure what ever he died from it was aids related and there will be a judgement day rather you believe it or not that doesn’t change it from happening

  9. Why does it matter if he died of AIDS OR heart failure or a drug overdose or any other cause of death? He lived & he died…just as every being does. People seem to be very offended about the rumours of his cause of death AND there are also people who seem to think that their opinions about his cause of death even matters (which they don’t.) Why should one be offended over the speculation/rumours that he died of the hiv virus? You being offended is what gives this virus a Bad name. You are the ones who keep western society in their unrefined minds so they cannot expand…all by sharing useless thoughts from your deluded minds. YOU, who CHOOSE to be offended by dabbling in the drama & distress & overreaction is exactly what the world DOESN’T need. There is nothing wrong with having HIV/AIDS or any one of the 100,000+ diseases/viruses worldwide. He died. LET US NOT JUDGE too strongly & let us try hard to not speculate over things that have nothing to do with us. Try to find peace of mind which you don’t have. THIS IS MEDIA TAKING OVER YOUR MINDS. Do not hate those who are spread useless rumours. Judgement impairs our already completely confused minds. Be free. Be love. Explore what ignorance truly is! you may see that the vast majority of humans fit into this category. This entire article is ignorance. You “fans” “upset folk” and people adding their 2cents about how YOU think he died is all bullshit. Calm down. Focus on yourself, happiness, beauty & eventually you see the beauty in all…which leads to seeing that taking in others dramas and creating it, will surely lead to a unfulfilling existence. Focus on You bless you Michael!…don’t leave me hangin’ on like a yo yo. Man I love that song!

  10. WHAT A CROCK TO PUT SUCH HEADLINES ON THIS STORY! What difference would it make if he did indeed have AIDS? By the way, I had a good friend who had AIDS and yes he was gay……and trust me he looked like a skeleton at the end. George in pictures was obese and had put on a lot of weight. WHY do you have to suggest he might have had AIDS? Coz he was gay, right? YOU ARE PATHETIC! ANYONE CAN GET AIDS. How dare you stereotype this man!

  11. The year 2016 is coming to a close. This year has seen 4 famous EFFEMINATE men DIE from, “massive heart attacks, or drug overdoses,” BECAUSE it is NOW 2016, and these FAMOUS EFFEMINATE born males, who have the BEST MEDICAL treatment money can buy, COULD NOT POSSIBLY DIE from ANYTHING called AIDS!

    Afterall, NO ONE DIES FROM AIDS ANYMORE, ESPECIALLY EFFEMINATE MALES, right?

    Dead transsexuals or effeminate males in 2016 ;

    (1)  British born singer; PETE BURNS,  ”  You Spin Me Round “, died 10/2016, age 57, of a “MASSIVE HEART ATTACK??”

    (2)  Born male, brother of David & Rosana Arquette; “ALEXIS ARQUETTE, died 9/2016, age 47, of a “HEART ATTACK” earlier publicly reported to have battled AIDS !  But reportedly DIED from A “HEART ATTACK.”

    (3)  Singer, PRINCE, reportedly died of a “drug overdose,” though later his own personal Chef, Ray Roberts

    ” Prince began wanting meals that were easier to digest and was fighting off WAVES OF SORE and frequent UPSET STOMACHS, ”

    “Chef Roberts said, as Prince would have sore throats or seem like he wasn’t feeling well for “weeks at a time,” he would PREFER SMOOTHIES and fresh juices to soothe his throat or stomach.”

    (NOTE;  MANY OF PRINCE’S FRIEND’S CLAIMED HE HAD “FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS 2 YRS PRIOR TO HIS DEATH.”)

    (4) British singer GEORGE MICHAEL reportedly DIED “PEACEFULLY” of a “HEART ATTACK??”  Any doctor or nurse will tell you that A heart attack IS A VIOLENT EXCRUIATINGLY PAINFUL experience for the victim.  George Michael had prior hospitalizations for pneumonia and other unspecified reasons, along with admitted drug addiction, promiscuity, SO IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR HIM TO HAVE CONTRACTED AIDS, MUCH LESS DIE FROM IT!

    NO WAY CAN ANYONE, ESPECIALLY A RICH GAY MAN DIE FROM AIDS in 2016 !!! Their gaystapo GOAL is to LURE AS MANY YOUNG PEOPLE INTO ASSUMING AIDS IS THE SAME AS HAVING DIABETES! You can have as many orgies as you want, just “take a pill, and you can live a long life.”

    We all know the j-witch media is a trustworthy as a drug dealer, ISIS, and a pawn shop owner!

    • In 2011 he almost died from pneumonia and was only saved by doctors. 2011 “Looking frail and with a voice trembling with emotion, George Michael yesterday said he was lucky to be alive after his bout of severe pneumonia.”

      Bacterial infections have emerged as an important cause of morbidity and mortality in individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1). Persons with HIV-1 infection are more susceptible to bacterial infections because of defects in both cell-mediated and humoral immunity. HIV-1 seropositive individuals are particularly susceptible to infections with encapsulated bacteria, such as Streptococcus pneumoniae. In fact, pneumococcus is one of the most common bacterial pathogens affecting both HIV-1 infected children and adults.” It’s just interesting the media blackout on AIDS related deaths and male on male STI infections.

  12. The way I see it, the benefit of knowing whether George Michael dies of an AIDS related illness is merely education. HIV and AIDS has fallen off the media radar, yet it has not gone away. We live in a progressively more permissive society that seems to be neglecting to educate the current young generation of the e dangers of unprotected sex, be it gay or straight. Yes, HIV can be treated with anti-viral medication and “managed”, but it still cannot be cured and people still get sick and die. George Michael had a huge fan Base, spanning multiple generations, gay and straight alike who could, and would sit up and listen. This could be a great opportunity to readdress the topic through transparency and honesty.

  13. He did not look well and we know his history. We also KNOW that his ex partner DIED OF AIDS. So how can you dismiss that may have been an issue for him and why are you all so angry? It seems like it.s angry gay men already infected who are the ones pissed. Stop it! Many Gay men with a partner WITH AIDS, OFTEN have it, as well. Unless the infected is upfront and informs you and you protect. I bet a gazillion dollars they weren.t using protection every time, because they didn.t know. Hell Michael didn.t even know until much later after the guy died.
    But, because many people are saying AIDS is something he had, WHO CARES.. It doesn.t take anything away from him, so calm down. He will always be loved by 80s/90s fans. He could have been having sex with Aliens and he still would have been the most gorgeous man you laid eyes on as well as Uber talented? I was sad that he was slumming in bathrooms and doing crack. But like i said, i didn.t love him any less as a fan.He was a kind hearted person who helped many. And God forgives. It doesn.t mean he.s going to hell just because he was gay. Hell, then we.re all going because of our actions and behavior. He did a lot more for others than most people. He was a precious soul and THAT trumps the other stuff!

  14. Exactly! He did not look well and we know his history. We also KNOW that his ex partner DIED OF AIDS. So how can you dismiss that may have been an issue for him and why are you all so angry? It seems like it.s angry gay men already infected who are the ones pissed. Stop it! Many Gay men with a partner WITH AIDS, OFTEN have it, as well. Unless the infected is upfront and informs you and you protect. I bet a gazillion dollars they weren.t using protection every time, because they didn.t know. Hell Michael didn.t even know until much later after the guy died.
    But, because many people are saying AIDS is something he had, WHO CARES.. It doesn.t take anything away from him, so calm down. He will always be loved by 80s/90s fans. He could have been having sex with Aliens and he still would have been the most gorgeous man you laid eyes on as well as Uber talented? I was sad that he was slumming in bathrooms and doing crack. But like i said, i didn.t love him any less as a fan.He was a kind hearted person who helped many. And God forgives. It doesn.t mean he.s going to hell just because he was gay. Hell, then we.re all going because of our actions and behavior. He did a lot more for others than most people. He was a precious soul and THAT trumps the other stuff.

  15. Everyone knows he died of AIDS, but Political Correctness dictates no one says it. Pneumonia is a common killer for those with an already lowered immune system.

  16. One of the papers reported today that George Michael shagged over 500 men during the last 7 years of his life. So if he was HIV positive he could have potentially infected thousands of people with HIV.

  17. So instead of contemplating how and what George Michael died of we should be more concerned about our new nazi leader that’s to be sworn in a just a few days! This is more important and more deadly than aids to a larger portion of our population.